Approximately every five years, host universities and consortium partners for the DOI Climate Science Centers are selected through a competitive re-compete process. As a result of this process, the NW CSC may transition to a new university host sometime in 2017.

While a new university host and consortium would bring many changes and opportunities to the NW CSC, we will remain committed to providing multiple services to our regional audience and partners. The identification and funding of climate research priorities, communications activities, and education and training of early career professionals stand among the primary functions we fulfill. Some of these services, however, will be temporarily suspended should we transition to a new university host. We intend to launch a process to amend the NW CSC Strategic Plan as soon as practicable so we can outline our steps and products more fully as we move forward.

Thank you for your support and patience while we enter this new phase of our Center. Should you have any questions during this transition, please contact:

Dr. Gustavo Bisbal, Director NW CSC
(541) 750-1020
gbisbal@usgs.gov